Dental Implants in Orlando
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Whitman, Dr. Martinez, Dr. Goldberg, Dr. Campbell, Dr. Tillery or Dr. Giglou is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Whitman, Martinez, Goldberg, Campbell, Tillery or Giglouperforms the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
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Patient Review by CHRIS R
You will not find a more friendly, attentive, caring and professional Dr. (including all fields) than Dean Whitman. The staff is very helpful and friendly. I am what is called a "white knuckler" meaning I have a fear of dentists. That is not the case with Dr. Dean Whitman and his staff.
- CHRIS R
Patient Review by Kayla K
Wonderful experience and excellent patient-experience!
- Kayla K
Patient Review by Kim M
Dr. Whitman was lovely. Very kind, and very caring. Libby was also very kind.
- Kim M
Patient Review by Betty M
Friendly staff. Dr. Tillery made me feel very comfortable with upcoming procedure.
- Betty M
Patient Review by Melvin Molina
Great staff. Dr Martinez was very thorough explaining procedure. Patient in understanding patient’s concerns.
- Melvin Molina
Patient Review by Jen H
Dr Whitman and Jill are my favorite!!!
- Jen H
Patient Review by Robert R
I'd reconmend them to anyone, there great.
- Robert R
Patient Review by Gabriela B
Great team, excellent professionals
- Gabriela B
Patient Review by Nancy C
I’ve had lots of dental implants and thus one was amazing. I went in for an extraction and Dr suggested getting the implant at the same time. -one appointment and sedation, hardly any pain, no swelling. Couldn’t have been any better
- Nancy C
Patient Review by Jennifer K
Lovely employees and very knowledgeable doctor.
- Jennifer K
Patient Review by Jeffery H
Positive experience all the way through the process so far.
- Jeffery H
Patient Review by Thomas P
Very professional staff and overall experience
- Thomas P
Patient Review by Margaret M
Dr. Whitman, and his staff surpass any others. They make you feel so comfortable, they answer any questions, they are kind if you have any troubles with insurance or paperwork and help you until you get it done. I highly recommend them to anyone.
- Margaret M
Patient Review by Debbie W
Dr Campbell is awesome!
- Debbie W
Patient Review by Staci P
Always a great experience!
- Staci P
Patient Review by Sandra P
Great and Friendly Staff. Dr Tillery was great.
- Sandra P
Patient Review by Judi B
Amazing staff and facility.
- Judi B
Patient Review by Barbara Q
Thanks for your professional, facts, knowledge base and phenomenal staff.
- Barbara Q
Patient Review by Thomas L
Dr Don is very professional and knowledgeable as to what procedures were needed for me. He is the best.
- Thomas L
Patient Review by Patty B
We have been treated here multiple times over the past couple of years for an ongoing seriously complicated injury/restoration. Dr. Whitman has done an amazing job. His skills as an oral surgeon are very apparent. Couldn’t be more satisfied with the outcome so far.
- Patty B